The following issue was filed against STS 2.9.0M2, which added support for the --provider flag: https://issuetracker.springsource.com/browse/STS-2400
"When you create a new Roo Project, selecting WAR, the jpa setup command fails:
roo> jpa setup --database H2_IN_MEMORY --provider HIBERNATE
File 'C:\Users\xxxxx\Documents\workspace-sts\TestProject\src\main\resources\META-INF\spring\applicationContext.xml' does not exist"
I tested this case both inside STS and outside just using the Roo console, and in both cases I ran in to the same error. Is this a known issue?